January 22, 2019

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Planned Unit Development approved for Washington

The measure, reviewed for the past five months by the town’s planning commission and by the council for the last two months, is meant to encourage development — housing in particular — by allowing plans to combine varied and compatible land uses, including housing, recreation and commercial. […]


B&B, wine bar proposed for prominent Sperryville corner

The property, across the street from the Sperryville Corner Store complex, currently it consists of an empty cinderblock building and assorted aluminum buildings that recently housed antiques for sale; and as far as the Sperryville Business Committee (SBC) is concerned, it’s not too early to be thinking about spring — as in “SperryFest2019.” […]


A paycheck doesn’t make you a professional

Sharon “Sherry” Hamill-Huff carries the fire-engine-red urn containing the remains of her late husband, longtime Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Co. Chief and President Frank Huff, following a well-attended salute in his honor Saturday at Rappahannock County High School. Huff trained many of Rappahannock’s top fire and rescue personnel, who took turns sharing memories of the devoted firefighter. […]


400 years of uninterrupted lawmaking

If you think about that for a moment, that distinction comes with incredible responsibility: our duty to serve and improve the livelihoods of all Virginians as we continue building our Commonwealth’s future is an example to the nation older than even our nation’s founding documents. […]

Letters to the Editor

Food Pantry responds to shutdown

We hope the political crisis will end quickly, but as it goes on, the board, staff and volunteers of the Rappahannock Food Pantry want everyone to know that it is open to help. If lack of a paycheck is affecting your family’s ability to survive, please apply at the Pantry, 11763 Lee Highway, Sperryville, Va., 22740, for help with food supplies. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 0%
High 33° / Low 25°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 33F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 50%
High 46° / Low 45°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 46F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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  • Benevolent Fund Celebrity Dinner

    January 26, 2019  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    567 Mt Salem Ave, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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